Ngbaka. <em>Mask</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, fiber, metal, feather, 37 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (95.0 x 22.0 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1581. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1581_front_PS5.jpg)



Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber, metal, feather

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 37 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (95.0 x 22.0 x 21.5 cm)



Accession Number: 22.1581

Image: CUR.22.1581_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mask of black soft wood with a series of horizontal nicks down center of forehead. Open mouth displays inserted teeth. Pigment on rim of face, vertical center of forehead, and around eyes. Long fiber headdress attached to wooden mask by metal tacks over back of head and down sides. Knotted fiber strands attached to woven fiber headdress. CONDITION: Worn, teeth missing.

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